Unidentified man, Dayton, Tennessee, July 1925.

Creator/Photographer: William Silverman

 

Type: Photographs

 

Date: 1925

 

Image ID: 2009-21075

 

Description: Taken on the Rhea County Courthouse lawn, this photo captures the informal atmosphere surrounding the trial. In the background at left are visible children playing and a couple sitting on the grass. The event attracted a wide array of journalists, evangelists, politicians, peddlers, and tourists. Could this be the Georgia preacher described by TIME magazine (July 20, 1925) as wearing an “outlandish costume” of “alpaca coat, shabby policeman’s trousers and an opera hat” -- or is it some other visitor?

 

Contained in: Acc. 10-042, William Silverman Photographs, 1925

 

Place: USA

 

Persistent URL:http://photography.si.edu/SearchImage.aspx?id=6048

 

Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives

 

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